Table 3

Basement membrane thickening in vestibular endorgans harvested from patients with Meniere's disease.

Patient Number

Utricle

Saccule

HSCC

SSCC


1

N

Y(3.03 ± 0.15)

Y(3.34 ± 0.1)

-

2

Y(2.86 ± 0.09)

Y(2.08 ± 0.07)

Y(2.26 ± 0.09)

-

3

N

-

Y(2.2 ± 0.1)

-

4

Y(2.79 ± 0.09)

-

-

Y(2.74 ± 0.23)

5

N

-

Y(3.97 ± 0.18)

Y(3.79 ± 0.1)

6

Y(2.01 ± 01)

-

Y(4.74 ± 0.17)

-

7

N

Y(3.42 ± 0.11)

Y(3.75 ± 0.28)

Y(2.88 ± 0.12)

8

Y(2.2 ± 0.08)

-

Y(4 ± 0.19)

-

9

Y(2.63 ± 0.34)

-

Y(2.6 ± 0.5)

-

10

N

-

Y(3.38 ± 0.15)

-

11

N

-

N

-

12

Y(2.32 ± 0.2)

-

-

-

13

Y(2.67 ± 0.20

-

N

-

14

Y(1.9 ± 0.28)

-

Y(2.01 ± 0.07)

Y(2.04 ± 0.1)

15

Y(1.87 ± 0.05)

-

-

-

16

N

N

Y(2.74 ± 0.23)

Y(2.74 ± 0.12)

17

N

-

-

-


%of tissue with BM thickening

53%

75%

85%

100%


HSCC, horizontal semicircular canal crista ampullaris; SSCC, superior semicircular canal crista ampullaris; Y: yes, BM thickening detected; ± = standard error of the mean from 5 measurements in a representative cross section. N= no, absence or faintly discernible BM thickening. In these cases, BM thickness was less than 0.5 micron, tissue non available.

McCall et al. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6815-9-4

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